It’s the 6-2 Raiders vs the 6-2 Broncos in prime time. Each team is vying to hold onto the top spot in the AFC West.
It has been a long time since the Raiders had a team and a record the NFL could be proud of. That’s why they bumped them to prime time to face their bitter division rival for AFC West supremacy.
This is the first meeting between these two teams this season. Fitting they both save their best division match-up for last.
Returning for the reigning Super Bowl champion Broncos this season is the pass defense, which is once again best in the league. Though they will be without cornerback Aqib Talib who has a back injury.
Not returning are either of last season’s starting quarterbacks. Peyton Manning retired and Brock Osweiler is now sucking in Houston. Trevor Siemian has been holding down the fort well though, allowing the defense to lead the way once again.
The one piece missing for the Raiders since these two teams met last season is Mario Edwards Jr. He was eligible to return from partial season IR this week but his hip injury is still an issue and he has yet to practice.
Among those new additions is Sean Smith who suffered a shoulder injury last week, but could still play in the game.
Location: Oakland Alameda County Coliseum, Oakland CA
Game time: Sunday, October 6, 5:30 pm Pacific (8:30 pm ET)
TV channel: NBC Sunday Night Football
Online streaming: NFL Game Pass (Live audio, replay after it's over)
Radio: 95.7 The Game, 98.5 KFOX (Greg Papa, Tom Flores) | Full listings
Match-up history: Raiders lead series 60-49-2 (all time), 31-26 in Oakland, Raiders won the last meeting in Denver week 14 of last season.
Announcers: Al Michaels, Chris Collinsworth, Michelle Tafoya
Enemy blog: Mile High Report
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